I really hate to be the turd in the punch bowl. I have an original Dragon cart. Cool concept. I hate to say it. I really would love to see an ECI (PBI) device where the microcontroller offloaded the TCP/IP stack and other shit the 6502 just doesn't need to be saddled with doing. Also, the Atari 8-bit port of contiki (that I have seen) is just shit compared to what is out there. Slow ass 40 column "browser" that can do a nice 300 baud. Uses none of the Atari features. Compare to Ice-T XE's blazing fast 9600 baud 80 column browser with limited colour support and a full 16kB scrolling buffer.
Sorry to be "negative nancy". Just taking the shit for stating a somewhat common (but withheld) opinion, or wishing for something better.
@Mathy: Those beetles are some of the other cars and trucks that you can see during the game.
On my first posted screens with similar gfxs and done as C64 there's the Ferrari and also this will have.
Forget the naysayers, keep up your graphics work. Even if just static screens, you are a hugely valuable asset to the community with the graphics work you can pull off (same as Mr. Fish - don't mean to slight anyone I have obviously missed). My artistic ability is stick figures. I can't even achieve the level of "programmer art".
Awesome that you are here man! Been an Atari user since 82 (7 years old). Read your columns BITD, didn't understand shit. But now, I have been making my living coding since 2007. I go back and see what you did, and what a gift. It was such amazing insider information in a WAY pre-internet period. All makes sense to me now. I am finally taking the plunge into 100% 6502 coded project for my Atari, a short 37 years after I got my first one
Oh yeah. I am praying that we don't get an "out of convergence" filter setting, or tilt, trapezoid, etc. That is the only thing I prefer over modern LCD monitors. They may be blurry, slow to refresh, have shitty light output, and terrible blacks (not talking new OLED here), but man - even the cheapest one can draw a straight white checkerboard
That sounds a fair price to me. PLEASE for the love of all things Atari. Make 110% certain the seller does not pack the power brick loose in the box with the drive or it will smash the fuck out of (that's a technical term) the case in transit.